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troublemag | February 19, 2017

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Listing State South Australia

Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art

55 North Terrace Adelaide 5000

Quicksilver
Friday 14 October – Friday 9 December 2016

Quicksilver: 25 Years of Samstag Scholarships celebrates the 25th anniversary of Gordon Samstag’s remarkable bequest, which led to establishment of the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships. The greatest gift expressly given towards the development and education of Australian artists, the scholarships provide Australia’s most promising artists the opportunity to study overseas, at any institution of their choosing.

Thanks to Gordon Samstag’s generosity, over 130 Samstag Scholars have already benefited from a unique international experience that introduces them to new networks of artists, curators and visual arts professionals, to become key names in our nation’s cultural pantheon.

Quicksilver reflects on the impact of the Samstag Scholarships on the trajectory of Australian contemporary art. Pivotal works by six distinguished scholars – Mikala Dwyer, Nicholas Folland, Shaun Gladwell, Christian Lock, Nike Savvas and Linda Tegg – highlight the exciting talent that the University of South Australia has had the pleasure of assisting over the last quarter century.

FELTspace

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000

FRONT GALLERY: JEN MATHEWS (VIC) – CITY OF FUTURE EXCESS
Opening – 5:30pm – Wednesday, 7 December
Artist Talks – 6pm
Running – 8 December – 24 December

‘City of future’ excess considers how contemporary sculptural practice, involving detritus and other found objects, can acutely contest or expand our understanding of the relationship between capitalism and urban space.

BACK GALLERY: GEORGIA BANKS (VIC) – LOADED
Opening – 5:30pm – Wednesday, 7 December
Artist Talks – 6pm
Performance – 6:30pm
Running – 8 December – 24 December

This exhibition takes two works that are loaded with meaning and heavy with time – VALIE EXPORT’s Action Pants Genital Panic and Marina Abramovic’s Rhythm 0 – and puts them in conversation. For when facing each other, for each the other is counter and counterpart: they are connected, like two sides of the one coin.

FELTDARK: CARLA ADAMS (WA) – SELF PORTRAIT AS OKCUPID QUESTIONNAIRE

Screening from 8pm – Wednesday, 7 December
Running – 8 December – 24 December 2016
FELTdark is viewable: Wed – Sat: 6pm – 12pm, Fri: 7pm – 12pm

Self Portrait as OkCupid Questionnaire is a screen recording of artist Carla Adams typing answers to questions that form part of the ‘match survey’ on dating website OkCupid.com.